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What is your favourite motion book?… 

22 deviants said Cap Stone. We still love you Liam!
8 deviants said Milk for the Ugly. Too awesome! And scary. Plus - goat. Goats are cool. And a bit creepy.
7 deviants said Other. As always, your choices stink Sharpy. Where's Star Trek? Hellboy? Come on!!!!
6 deviants said MONO. It's a monkey. And it's a man. It's a monkey-man!
5 deviants said Sherlock Holmes. It's Sherlock Holmes for heaven's sake! And it's Bill Sienkiewicz!!! Come on!!!
4 deviants said MLP - because cute ponies. That move!!!
3 deviants said Treatment. Damn, that's some hardcore shizzle! And - Dave Gibbons! Duh!
3 deviants said Briar Rose. And Rapunzel. That stuff rocks - in a girl but cool way. I'm not affraid to say it!
1 deviant said War in Heaven. Oh man - that stuff is so incredibly EPIC!!!! And scary!!!! Amazing bro.
No deviants said Ugh! Who doesn't love a good light-hearted caveman gag-fest?




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Extremely thrilled about this:

My second prose publication after 'God Killers' is finally available - and with an afterword by the great China Miéville!

I'll be honest - I'm really nervous about it, now it's actually out! It's ferociously honest, very much a soul-bearing.

It's angry, it's odd, it's highly experimental, and it's verging on confessional - which perhaps is no surprise to anybody who reads my journals!

I have no doubt that some people will think it is pretentious, impenetrable crap - a one-trick pony.

But - I know it has also found its fans. China Mieville, for example, spent a long afternoon with me in London going through the whole manuscript with his wonderful writers eye. He wrote the afterword for me because he fell in love with it. Though he also had to go to bat for me to convince the publisher it was worth it. As Peter Crowther himself noted, it had polarised the staff at PS Publishing. I suspect it will do the same with the people that buy it.

So yes, I'm nervous.

Nervous about its reception - or lack of.

Scared because I feel very naked indeed now it's out - I believe all artists worth their weight feel this at some time or other.

And also fearful that my literary intentions - the influence of James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, and Dylan Thomas, amongst others - might seem lofty and preposterous. Hubris even.

And the internal debate over what constitutes greatness might seem like I am actually gifting myself that, rather than questioning the nature of it.

I'm fearful of sounding like an arrogant, self-indulgent wannabe.

But I've braved these risks! I've put it out there. I've done it.

The book was finished in 2008, at a time when I was fighting a lot of self-doubt and depression, but still reaching for the skies.

For those interested in the agonies of the creative life it might prove revelatory.

More info here:…


Liam Sharp
Artist | Professional | Other
United States
Liam Sharp is the co-founder and CCO of Madefire, as well as an artist, writer and publisher.

He made his debut in the late 1980s drawing Judge Dredd for 2000ad. He later moved to Marvel UK, where he drew the best-selling Marvel UK title ever, Death's Head II. Thereafter he began working mainly in the United States on books as diverse as the X-Men, the Hulk, Spider-Man, Venom, Man-Thing (for Marvel Comics), Superman, Batman, and The Possessed (for DC Comics and Wildstorm), Spawn: The Dark Ages (for Todd McFarlane and Image) and Red Sonja for Dynamite comics.
Liam has also worked on more mature themed books for Verotik, drawing Frank Frazetta's The Death Dealer, and a strip originated by Stan Winston called Realm of the Claw.

In 2004 Liam established MamTor™ Publishing with wife Christina. This saw the launch of the critically acclaimed and award-winning anthology Event Horizon, and the prestigious collaboration with Mother (London) Advertising, Four Feet From a Rat, which appeared as a quarterly comic in Time Out magazine. This led to work on three major advertising campaigns for the Coca-Cola Company, art and design work for Strange Beast, Passion Pictures, Knuckleheads, Shots magazine and Red Arrow Entertainment amongst others.

Liam also worked on designs for the movies Lost in Space, Small Soldiers and the animated series Batman Beyond.

More recent work includes co-creating the controversial DC/Vertigo title Testament with best-selling novelist and media commentator Douglas Rushkoff, the comic adaptation of the seminal XBox game Gears of War for Wildstorm, and the graphic novella Aliens: Fast Track to Heaven for Dark Horse.

Liam's critically acclaimed first novel GOD KILLERS: MACHIVARIUS POINT & OTHER TALES was published in 2008 with a second edition in 2009.

For Madefire he is currently working on an epic personal project that he is co-writing with wife Christina McCormack called Captain Stone is Missing... as well as writing MONO, and co-producing art with Bill Sienkiewicz for a series of Sherlock Holmes stories.

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Bellstar Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015   Writer
You rock!!!
jonathanbakerart Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Professional General Artist
Great to finally meet you in person at SDCC! Thanks for your time. I was honored to lifedraw with the crew. I later remembered more to tell and ask you, but you must have been exhausted by Sunday so it's just as well.
More cons in the future, more Motion Books!
AronKamo Featured By Owner May 29, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you for the fav, I`m feeling honored!
You have an awesome gallery!!
Napper5565 Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning gallery I could fav every piece :) I am an old school 2000ad reader so glad I found you here. Us mere mortals can only aspire to get anywhere near you.
MartinSears70 Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome Artwork !!!
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